Finally got rid of that hedge y’all!
I thought this day would never come! Believe me it took several years to convince my husband to let me take it out. I am really pleased (and so is he) with the results.Goodbye Pittosporum tobira hedge, let me stand back and look at you one last time. You know…. looking at this picture, it is not that it looked that bad when trimmed up, in fact it looks kind of nice. But the point is, low maintenance is key in my designs, and I like a more unruly look. This hedge is not doing anything for me – it is simply not my xericstyle. I enjoy the natural form of plants and I despised trimming this hedge. I had to do it A LOT to keep it at a reasonable height. Pittosporum is meant to be WAY larger (up to 15 ft), and this was the wrong placement. It required more maintenance than I am willing to give it.
Look at how close they were planted together too! Approximately one foot apart – they had nowhere to go but OUT WIDE FORWARD….which looked so weird to me. Have a look…
I mean…weird, right? Is this the widest hedge ever or what?!!? This picture denotes the SIDE of the hedge, not the front of it.
Look at all the planting space I gained – I can do something much more interesting with this space now. Stay tuned! I am so excited!
As far as I am concerned, this hedge has never looked better than in this pile. You know, I am working too hard in this yard to leave things that are not working for me. I think a lot of people are afraid to take out a tree, or hedge. Remember the impact taking out this tree had? I am learning on this journey as I evolve as a gardener, and as a person, that if something is not working for me, make it better. I am planting more trees, MANY more trees, so I simply do not feel guilty for a second.
- Posted in: Front Garden - year 1